SkyWest Inc. is adding more
E-Jets. Already the largest regional
airline group in the world, the company announced a firm order for 8 more E175s
during a press conference at the 2015 Paris Air Show. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest
Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Alaska Airlines. The transaction is valued at USD355
million. Deliveries start in 2016.
This is the second agreement
between SkyWest and Alaska Airlines for the E175s. In November of last year,
the two companies signed a CPA for seven aircraft of the same model. The first aircraft under that agreement was
delivered earlier this month.
The E175s are configured
with 12 First Class and 64 Economy Class seats.
L-R: John Slattery, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Jerry
Atkin, President & CEO, SkyWest Inc., and Paulo
Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.